Vatican Looks to the Heavens for "Power" in Troubled Times

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The Vatican is planning on spending $660 million to build Europes largest solar power plant. Cardinal Giovanni Lajolo, the Vatican Citys' governor, was quoted as saying "One should take advantage of the crisis to try and develop these renewable-energy sources to the maximum, which in the long run will reap incomparable rewards." in a recent interview.

About 40,000 households can be powered by the planned 100 megawatt station. More than enough to supply Pope Benedict XVI and the 900 inhabitants of the 0.2 square-mile country nestled across Romes' Tiber River. In addition to the homes, there will be enough power to fill the needs of Vatican Radio, whose transmission tower is strong enough to reach 35 countries including Asia.

Epic puns aside, I think if anyone's going to be able to convince the world to go green, it's going to be the Pope and Vatican radio.

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Lajolo? There is no J in Italian. Something is strange about the story already.
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giovanni_Lajolo
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Strange. Giovanni is pronounced jo-van-ee in Italian, not
gee-o-van-ee, as most people say. Gio is how the jo sound is obtained since there is no J. I would have expected Lajolo to be Lagiolo. Then it would have made sense.
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So where do they get "Jesus" from, or am I getting things confused again.
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Jesus wasn't Italian although there is someone who thinks he was.

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Yup, Jesus in Italian is "Gesù" according to the translator.

The Cardinal seems to be from northwestern Italy, so perhaps that spelling was influenced by French.


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The letters j (i lunga),[1] k (cappa), w (doppia vu), x (ics), and y (ipsilon/i greca), are not considered part of the standard Italian alphabet, but appear in loanwords (such as jeans, whisky, and taxi). ... J in Italian is an old-fashioned orthographic variant of i, appearing in the first name "Jacopo"...


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For an unbelievably radiant smile.

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Digitalmedia, that is correct, words sneak into any language. When I worked as a day worker, I couldn't even say techo for roof, which is the correct term in Spanish. I had to say roofo & fensa for fence instead of acerca. The list goes on.

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